Digital Conversion Bytes

Vol. 17 - January 2018

Digital Conversion Bytes is BACK!

What an exciting 1st semester of the 2017-2018 school year!

  • Deployed 1030 iPads to 4th grade classrooms (1 iPad per 2 students)
  • Deployed 5500 Chromebooks to 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students (1 Chromebook for each student)
  • Implemented a new content filter that would allow Chromebooks to be filtered while students use them at home
  • Trained new 3rd and 4th grade teachers on using iPads
  • Trained new 8th, 9th, and 10th grade teachers on Canvas and Chromebooks

2nd semester is here and we have already hit the ground running with Canvas training for 6th, 7th, 11th, and 12th grade teachers that will continue through March. iPad training for 5th grade teachers will begin in February, as well as Chromebook training for 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th grade teachers.

Research Made Fun with iPads at Ida Freeman

During the 2nd quarter, 3rd grade students at Ida Freeman in Ms. Holford's class worked on researching a Famous Oklahoman. In years past, students have used books and online research to complete a paper lap book about their assigned Oklahoman. This year the teachers decided to take it digital and had the students complete the assignment on their iPads using Google Classroom and Google Slides. Students discovered how to screenshot a picture and then insert it, as well as type, edit, and format text and images during this time. Students loved getting to add their own style through changing the fonts and colors. They love using the iPads to research, create, and explore!

Take a look at some of their projects below!

Chromebooks & Canvas: The Perfect Pair at Santa Fe

Santa Fe High School students in Ms. Lewis's Chemistry classes used their Chromebooks to create Google Slides Storybooks about chemical bonding. Students were given certain criteria that had to be covered in their story but were allowed to use "synonyms" that could be easily detected.

Students used Collaborations in Canvas to create a Google Slides presentation which allowed Ms. Lewis access to student's work without them having to share the Google file with her. This made monitoring progress EASY! Also, using Collaborations allowed Ms. Lewis to assign partners if students wanted to work together.

The students had such a great time and it showed their understanding of the material without Ms. Lewis having to give them a pen and paper test.

Below are a few of the Google Slides Storybook Presentations made by the students.

About the Project

Mission: Empowering all students to succeed in a

changing society.

Vision: Advancing excellence in everything we do!

Digital Conversion, simply put, is about learning and not about technology. The project will provide student mobile devices, digital content (curriculum, including textbooks), professional development, network infrastructure, and a Learning Management System. This project will provide our students with the experience, skills, confidence, and adaptability they will need to succeed in college and in the workforce.